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Articles from Vol. 22, July-August

Assistance to Africa among Main Issues Discussed during Secretary-General's Trip to Europe and Africa
Assistance to Africa among main issues discussed during Secretary-General's trip to Europe and Africa Efforts to resolve political and economic problems in Africa were among the main concerns as Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar met with government...
Crisis in Africa Dominates Work of Economic and Social Council at Second 1985 Session
Crisis in Africa dominates work of Economic and Social Council at second 1985 session Measures to continue to alleviate the critical economic situation in Africa through both international and regional co-operation were recommended at the July session...
Day of Solidarity with South African and Namibian Women Observed on 9 August
Day of Solidarity with South African and Namibian women observed on 9 August The Special Committee against Apartheid on 9 August observed the International Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of Women of South Africa and Namibia at a solemn meeting...
Decolonization Committee Acts on Southern Africa, Small Territories at August Session
Decolonization Committee acts on Southern Africa, small Territories at August session The 24-member Special Committee on decolonization has recommended that the General Assembly strongly condemn South Africa's continued illegal occupation of Namibia...
Domingo L. Siazon Named UNIDO Chief
Domingo L. Siazon named UNIDO Chief Domingo L. Siazon of the Philippines was elected by acclamation on 17 August as the first Director-General of The United Nations Industrial-Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations newest specialized...
Draft Convention against Apartheid in Sports Submitted to General Assembly for Adoption
Draft convention against apartheid in sports submitted to General Assembly for adoption A draft international convention against apartheid in sports was submitted on 26 August to the General Assembly by an Ad Hoc Committee established in 1976 to formulate...
Human Rights Committee Considers Country Reports on Afghanistan, Ukrainian SSR
Human Rights Committee considers country reports on Afghanistan, Ukrainian SSR Reports on the human rights situations in Afghanistan and the Ukrainian SSR were examined by the Human Rights Committee during a three-week session at Geneva (8-26 July)....
ILC Considers a Broad Scope of International Law Questions
ILC considers a broad scope of international law questions The 34-member International Law Commission, which held its thirty-seventh session at Geneva from 6 May to 26 July, continued efforts towards the codifying of international law on State responsibility...
Imprisonment of Children, Slavery, Racial Discrimination Acted on by Human Rights
Imprisonment of children, slavery, racial discrimination acted on by human rights body The imprisonment of children, slavery, genocide, and racial discrimination in South Africa and Namibia were among the topics acted upon by the Commission on Human...
Indian Ocean Committee Establishes Working Group on Issues
Indian Ocean Committee establishes working group on issues The Ad Hoc Committee on Indian Ocean, at its third and final scheduled session for 1985 (1-12 July), decided by consensus to establish an open-ended working group to "identify, expand and...
Killings, Arrests and Detentions in South Africa Condemned in Council
Killings, arrests and detentions in South Africa condemned in Council The Security Council on 21 August strongly condemned "the continuation of killings and the arbitrary mass arrests and detentions" carried out by the South African Government. ...
Lome Declaration on Disarmament and Development Adopted
Lome Declaration on Disarmament and Development adopted The Ministerial Regional Conference on Security, Disarmament and Development in Africa, convened by the Organization of African Unity (OAU) at Lome, Togo, from 13 to 16 August, adopted a Declaration...
Namibia Day Observed at Two Solemn Meetings at Headquarters
Namibia Day observed at two solemn meetings at Headquarters Two solemn meetings were held on 26 August in New York by the United Nations Council for Namibia in observance of Namibia Day, marking the nineteenth anniversary of the start of the Namibian...
Proximity Talks 'Very Difficult but Also Very Useful'
Proximity talks 'very difficult also very useful' Proximity talks on the situation relating to Afghanistan were held in Geneva on 29 and 30 August. At a press briefing in Genava on 30 August Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs...
Secretary-General Dismayed at Iraq's Intention to Resume Attacks on Iran's Civilian Areas
Secretary-General dismayed at Iraq's intention to resume attacks on Iran's civilian areas Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar on 2 July expressed his dismay at Iraq's announcement that it was resuming military attacks on civilian areas in Iran....
Security Council Demands Lifting of State Emergency in 36 Districts in South Africa
Security Council demands lifting of state of emergency in 36 districts in South Africa The Security Council on 26 July strongly condemned the establishment of a state of emergency in 36 districts in South Africa (declared on 20 July) and demanded...
State of Emergency Nothing Less Than a 'Declaration of War', Anti-Apartheid Committee States
State of emergency nothing less than a 'declaration of war', Anti-Apartheid Committee states The Special Committee against Apartheid on 24 July condemned the imposition by the South African Government of a state of emergency on 20 July, terming it a...
The End of the UN Decade for Women: 'Really Only a Beginning.' (Editorial)
The End of the UN Decade for Women: 'Really only a beginning' We gather here today with two purposes in mind: firstly, to evaluate the progress that has been made in improving the situation of women in the course of the Decade and, in doing so, to...
United Nations Decade for Women 1976-1985; 'Really Only a Beginning.'
United Nations Decade for Women 1976-1985 WOMEN make up more than half the world's population, yet perform two thirds of its work, receive one tenth of its income and own less than one hundredth of its property. Increasing global awareness of these...
Worker's Rights, Gypsies, Autonomous Regions Considered by Racial Discrimination Committee
Workers' rights, Gypsies, autonomous regions considered by Racial Discrimination Committee The rights of foreign workers, the situation of Gypsies and the status of autonomous regions were among the issues discussed in the Committee on the Elimination...
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